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New deadbolt mechanism very hard to turn.

I am afraid of it breaking the key if I try too hard.

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The deadbolt itself is binding in the door or the door jamb
you will ned to take the pressure ofF the turning mechanism by either readjusting the strike plate(area where deadbolt goes into door jamb(wall side) OR MECHANISM IN THE DOOR


First determine if the problem in the door or when the door is closed and is binding into the wall side
If it binds only when door is closed you will need to adjust the strike plate up or down at the door jamb which is easy to fix

1 open door and turn lock in locked position close door up against the door jamb and mark with a pencil where bolt hits jamb

2 open door extend the marks to see where it lines up in relation to the strike plate remove strike plate and move so that the opening of strike plate is between two pencil lines
3 insert some wooden match sticks in old scres holes( jamb them in with head of hammer
4 screw strike plate in positon
5 close door and check lock
You may have to use a chisel , flat bladed screw driver or kinife to cut some of th soe out to allow bolt to slide into jamb (if it bareley drags you can take a metal file and file it also pt some wd 40 on bolt

open the door from the inside turn the bolt in lock and unlock position if it moves hard you will need to take a phillips head screw driver and remove the plate that covers the bolt( on the side of the door where bolt slides out of door)

After you remove the plate turn the lock in lock/ unlock position

if it is still tight loosten the two screws at the deadbolt from the inside of the door do not remove completely
bolt should not be in a bind and should move freely

If it is tight at this point you wil ned to remove the assembly(continue taking 2 screws out) once you have the assembly out you will need to pull the bolt ot of the side of the door

if the dead bolt is real tight you will need to enlarge the hole it goes in by using a round rasp or file
and check the ock manually and with a key

Good luck

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Look at a new product on the market called the Sure-Strike. It should solve your problem.


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